Recreate Ancient Foods

Problem: Food production is a 1,000-year-old technology that has somehow gotten much worse in the last 100 years.

  • We have selectively bred or genetically modified most nutrients out of most foods.

Solution: Reintroduce the best traits of ancient fruits and vegetables into modern crops.

  • Rewind hundreds of years of food industrialization in a decade or less.

Master Plan:

  1. Reengineer one ancient fruit.
  2. Mass produce it and sell it to the world.
  3. Use that money to industrialize the engineering of 100s of new crops.
  4. While doing above, also keep all patents and research open to the public.

This idea is a work-in-progress. If you’d like to riff on it, hit me up @neilthanedar on Twitter.

Published by Neil Thanedar

Neil Thanedar is a scientist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist. He is the founder & CEO of Air to All, a 501(c)3 nonprofit medical device startup designing low-cost respirators and ventilators for COVID-19 and beyond. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Labdoor, a consumer watchdog that independently tests and ranks supplements and other health products for its 20M+ users. He previously co-founded Avomeen Analytical Services, a product development and testing lab acquired for $30M+ in 2016. He has worked with community organizations since 2007 and political campaigns since 2016 to fight for better education and economic opportunities in Michigan.